My legion of reader(s) has doubtless perceived the paucity of input on this page.
I have an excuse! The dog ate my blog…err…no. Actually, I blame the Granite State.
See, I’ve initiated a project to build a small shed to house the Mrs.’ wood shavings for her horses, as well as storage for my son’s 4 wheeler. Hell, I’ve already built a barn & a few other outbuildings, how tough can a lil’ 8x16 shed be?
Plenty, depending on the site.
First, cut down the trees in the way; three were big enough to notch (i.e. needed to be felled, not just cut down), the rest were just cut & haul. Then, cut to length and/or dispose of the wood thus accumulated.
I’ve probably spent at least 20 hours just removing/moving granite out of the way. In the first pic below, the rocks behind & at the edge of the site were all in the way. The second pic is of a couple of big-ass ones that took the best part of a day to remove using the tractor, pry bars, chain, mattock, shovel, & miscellaneous pieces of lumber to get things going.
After all this, I still hadn’t actually BUILT anything.
When I started final leveling of the site…surprise! More “rock tops”, which as you have probably already guessed, were attached to more big honkin’ rocks.
Friday last, I got the base blocks ready to go, & got the frame spiked- the whole bottom of the deck is PT 4x4s.
Got the bottom framing done & the decking nailed on today.
Now that I’m free of the stupid planet, this thing should flow a whole lot more smoothly- I hope…
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